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Awards
 
"Renaissance Hall of Fame" induction - Public Relations Society of America
"Rotarian of the Year" for Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 
 

2017

 

Oct. 22, 2017 - In his role as director of corporate communications for Larson Design Group, a nationally emerging architecture, engineering and survey firm with offices in four states, Miner and board chair Brenda Nichols and CEO Keith Kuzio are pictured in the Williamsport (PA) Sun-Gazette lead business story headlined "Things Are Changing: Engineering Firm Broadens Scope of Its Work." The story reports that "For many businesses, diversification is the key to remaining competitive" and that LDG " has long been a road and bridge design engineering firm. Slowly, but surely, however, it has broadened into other areas as well.... What many people may not realize is the company’s involvement in various other infrastructure and building projects."

 

Left to right: Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf, Preservation PA Chair Nathaniel Guest, David O’Leary, Mark Miner and Charles Copeland

 

 

Oct. 12, 2017 - In a ceremony held in the state museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf (wife of Gov. Tom) and Preservation Pennsylvania Board Chair Nathaniel Guest present Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center with a 2017 “Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award." Accepting the handsome framed certificate on behalf of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation are David O’Leary, Charles Copeland and Miner.

 

Above: Miner monitors a media relations panel with, L-R: Kristen Doerschner, Mario Leone and Bethany Williams. Below: reconnecting with former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, now of the Urban Land Institute, who despite much opposition was a visionary who helped transform a broke city in the mid-1990s, and among other highlights helped save the Pirates and Penguins for Pittsburgh and select the site for America's best baseball-only park. As head of media relations for the Mayor's law firm on the Pirates and Penguins matter in the 1990s, Miner and the firm's CEO created a framework for advocating the Mayor's agenda in the public converation..

 

Aug. 10, 2017 - At the Beaver County Local Government Conference, held at Community College of Beaver County, PA, Miner moderates a panel conversation on how municipalities can contribute to the overall county public conversation by working more effectively with news reporters from the Beaver County Times. Panelists include Kristen Doerschner, assistant managing editor of the Times; Mario Leone, borough manager of Monaca Borough; and Bethany Williams, Director of Community Development for the City of Beaver Falls. The event is sponsored by the Beaver County Regional Council of Governments.

June 29, 2017 - Miner is interviewed in two videos shot at Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center by Rob Pratte of KDKA/Pittsburgh, for his ongoing “Your Pratte Pack” series on YouTube, about all the good things happening in Beaver County, near Pittsburgh. Clip #1 -- "Good Business" -- also features Rick Okraszewski of the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, and clip #2 -- "Beaver Magic" -- is staged at the Belvedere on the Station's great lawn.

June 9, 2017 - Miner is pictured and quoted in a Beaver County Times feature story, headlined "Historic Cunningham House turret tops new Beaver structure." Full text>>>

 

Facebook post by Heinz History Center CEO Andrew Masich

 

May 26, 2017 - The Beaver Area Heritage Museum receives a 5-star rating and comment on Facebook from Andrew Masich, CEO of the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, reading: "This is one of the best small museums in Pennsylvania -- well worth a visit."

 

Above: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accepts a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitgzerald (left) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (right). Below, the round table held at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh.

 

May 18, 2017 - Miner Communications is deeply honored to have assisted the Paul Overby, Honorary German Consul in Pittsburgh, during today's visit by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and German Ambassador Peter Wittig, traveling with 60 members of German Parliament, CEOs, cultural luminaries, diplomats and journalists. During a round table discussion about Pittsburgh’s transformative success, held at the Energy Innovation Center, Mayor Bill Peduto presents the Foreign Minister with an official Pittsburgh Penguins #34 jersey of German-born winger Tom Kuhnhackl, who helped the Penguins win a Stanley Cup last year and whose father, Erich Kuhnhackl, is a hockey legend who has been named Germany's top hockey player of the 20th century.

 

May 2017 - Hardback editions of Miner's book Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner, chronicling the journey of an injured Union soldier who languished for two-and-a-half years in the Army's ill-equipped health rehabilitation system, are now stocked for sale on the shelves of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD. The museum and its sister properties, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in Washington, DC and the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield, serve as the premier center for the preservation and research of the legacy of Civil War Medical innovation and humanitarianism.

 

Heinz History Center CEO Andrew Masich (2nd from right) tours Beaver Station's new Belvedere with, L-R: David O'Leary, Leanne Rogowski and Miner.

 

April 27, 2017 - Miner and a team from the award-winning Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center and Beaver Area Heritage Museum host the Heinz History Center's Andrew Masich and Robert Stakeley for a tour, dinner and reception to formally launch the "We Can Do It" traveling World War II exhibit at the museum.

 

Final YouTube Channel video interview between Miner and Dr. Jim Dittmar about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' time-tested way of mental toughness, as presented over 7 months by Leaders Serving Beaver County.

 

May 19, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases the 7th and final YouTube Channel video recap interview between Dr. John Stanko and Forged in Steel publisher Miner about the Pittsburgh Steelers' unique way of mental toughness. View on YouTube>>>

May 3, 2017 - A working and professional men's group at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, near Pittsburgh, completes a 19-week study based on a detailed, chapter-by-chapter review of Forged in Steel, led by Rev. Kevin Gourley.

 

In the final of 7 monthly workshops, Leaders Serving Beaver County's Dr. John Stanko presents about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' time-tested practice of mental toughness.

 

April 20, 2017 - In the the final installment of Leaders Serving Beaver County's 7-month workshop series featuring Forged in Steel, Dr. John Stanko leads a conversation about chapter 7 -- "mental toughness" the uniquely Steelers' way.

 

Leaders Serving Beaver County interview on YouTube between Miner and Dr. Jim Dittmar about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' time-tested way of continuous improvement through deliberate practice.

 

March 26, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases its latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. Jim Dittmar and Forged in Steel publisher Miner about the Pittsburgh Steelers' way of continuous improvement through deliberate practice. View on YouTube>>>

 

Diana Neel, Heinz History Center CEO Andrew Masich (right) and Miner strike the pose

 

March 24, 2017 - In remarks at a press conference in Pittsburgh, Heinz History Center CEO Andrew Masich announces that the Smithsonian-caliber "We Can Do It!" traveling World War II exhibit will make its first stop at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, and mentions Miner and his museum colleague Diana Neel twice, inviting them to pose for photos. See the resulting television coverage on KDKA-TV and WTAE-TV.

 

Leaders Serving Beaver County's Dr. Jim Dittmar presenting about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' time-tested way of continuous improvement through deliberate practice.

 

March 16, 2017 - The Steelers' way of deliberate practice -- chapter 6 of Forged in Steel -- is analyzed by Dr. Jim Dittmar of Three Rivers Leadership Institute at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop hosted by Penn State Beaver.

March 13, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases its latest podcast interview with Dr. Jim Dittmar, hosted by Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner, discussing a leader's need for a trusted "eye in the sky" who can honestly and openly critique their behaviors. Listen>>>

 

March 8, 2017 - Mark Miner Communications LLC rolls out its special 15th anniversary logo, having been launched on Jan. 15, 2002 following Miner's decade-plus as head of media and public relations for the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll. Today the firm continues to fulfill its original mission of providing high quality marketing communications services to professional service firms.

 

Leaders Serving Beaver County interview on YouTube between Miner and Dr. John Stanko about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' time-tested way of passionate execution.

 

March 6, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases its latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. John Stanko and Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner about the Pittsburgh Steelers' way of passionate execution. View on YouTube>>>

Feb. 23, 2017 - Publisher Mark Miner speaks about Forged in Steel at a Beaver County Chamber of Commerce member reception in Beaver, PA.

 

Dr. John Stanko leading a Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop based on Forged in Steel and analyzing the Pittsburgh Steelers' way of "passionate execution."

 

Feb. 16, 2017 - The Steelers' way of passionate execution -- chapter 5 of Forged in Steel -- is analyzed by Dr. John Stanko of PurposeQuest at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop hosted by Penn State Beaver.

 

Forged in Steel sells for a premium above retail price in the silent auction of the 2017 Dapper Dan Dinner in Pittsburgh.

 

Feb. 15, 2017 - For the 2nd straight year, a signed copy of Forged in Steel sells for a premium above its retail price at the 81st annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction, recognizing the best in Pittsburgh sports and benefiting Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Dapper Dan Charities.

Feb. 12, 2017 - Broadcaster Rudy Reyes of "The Rude Dog Show" on WBLZ Sports in Fullerton, CA tweets: "#Steelers fans need to pick up #ForgedInSteel #insightful #faith #personal #growth #leadership."

 

Miner's award-winning, nationally recognized history website, Minerd.com

 

Feb. 9, 2017 - Miner releases the 2016 Annual Review of his award-winning, nationally recognized genealogy and regional history website, Minerd.com. During the year, 17 new biographies were added – many so lengthy that they will be subdivided into new ones in 2017. Many hundreds more bios were expanded with new findings – bringing the total bio count on the site to 1,610. Some 1, 034 images were added as illustrations, upping the overall site-wide count to 14,541.

 

Leaders Serving Beaver County interview on YouTube between Miner and Dr. Diane Galbraith about Forged in Steel and the Pittsburgh Steelers' way of strategic team making.

 

Feb. 4, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases its latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. Diane Galbraith of Slippery Rock University and Mark Miner, publisher of Forged in Steel, on "strategic team making" the Pittsburgh Steelers' way. View on YouTube>>>

 

Congressman Murphy (left) and Miner

Jan. 28, 2017 - At the German American Chamber of Commerce 2017 Ice Gala in Pittsburgh, Miner has the honor of meeting and being photographed with Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18), architect of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act -- which helps fix the nation’s broken mental health system by refocusing programs, reforming grants, and removing federal barriers to care -- signed into law by President Obama in December 2016.

 

Miner at the 2nd annual Ice Gala of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Pittsburgh

 

Jan. 28, 2017 - Miner is honored to represent banking and public accounting firm clients on the red carpet at the German American Chamber of Commerce 2017 Ice Gala held at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh.

 

 

Jan. 24, 2017 - Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Gourley, Minister of Congregational Care at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, PA, in leading an extended study of Forged in Steel for a working and professional men's group, said that the book is "full of enduring and Biblical values and standards for true leadership. I would recommend this book as a wonderful study to gather men around!" More>>>

 

Slippery Rock University's Dr. Diane Galbraith presenting on "strategic team making" at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop based on Forged in Steel.

 

Jan. 17, 2017 - The Steelers' way of strategic team making -- chapter 4 of Forged in Steel -- is analyzed by Dr. Diane Galbraith of Slippery Rock University at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop hosted by Penn State Beaver.

 

Leaders Serving Beaver County interview on YouTube between Miner and Dr. Jim Dittmar (right) about the values of "servant leadership" the Pittsburgh Steelers' way as described in Forged in Steel.

 

Jan. 9, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases the latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. Jim Dittmar of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and Miner, publisher of Forged in Steel, on the topic of the Steelers' way of servant leadership. View on YouTube>>>

2016

 

Miner moderating a panel discussion about mental health in the context of relations between the police and the black community

 

Dec. 10, 2016 - Miner moderates a panel discussion on mental health in the context of relations between the black community and police, at the Leadership Luncheon of the Black Male & Female Leadership Development Institutes in Pittsburgh, sponsored by the Urban League of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University

 

Pittsburgh Sports Report's review of Forged in Steel

 

Nov. 24, 2016 - In a review quoting Miner extensively, Pittsburgh Sports Report calls Forged in Steel one of its "must-reads for local sports fans" and says the book is filled with "sage advice for the competitive arena, the workplace and the home." More>>>

Nov. 17, 2016 - Dr. Jim Dittmar, founder of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and chair emeritus of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Geneva College, leads a Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop on "Servant Leadership," based on chapter 3 of the book Forged in Steel. More>>>

 

Dr. Jim Dittmar (right) of Leaders Serving Beaver County interviews Miner
about "contagious humility" as practiced by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Nov. 14, 2016 - Miner presents on "Mental Toughness," chapter 7 of Forged in Steel, at a class of Community College of Beaver County, PA, at the request of Dr. Chester Delon Thompson.

 

Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in
Pittsburgh begins Forged in Steel study

October 2016 – Led by Rev. Dr. Kevin Gourley, a men’s study group at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, PA, a Pittsburgh suburb, begins an extended chapter-by-chapter study of Forged in Steel that is expected to continue well into 2017.

Oct. 31, 2016 - On its new YouTube channel, Leaders Serving Beaver County debuts an interview between Dr. Jim Dittmar of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and Miner as publisher of Forged in Steel. View Part 1>>>

Oct. 22, 2016 - Forged in Steel and Well At This Time are among the featured publishers, authors and books at "A Novel Affair," a fundraiser benefitting the Carnegie Library of Beaver Falls, PA, with publisher Miner exhibiting his titles.

 

Forged in Steel winner Jessica Janicki

Oct. 21, 2016 - Mental health professional Jessica Janicki -- a board director of Mental Health Association in Beaver County -- wins a signed copy of Forged in Steel in the Grand Silent Auction at the Halloween Spook-tacular dinner benefitting the Association, held at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa, PA.

Oct. 20, 2016 - "Contagious Humility" is the focus of Dr. Diane Galbraith at the Leaders Serving Beaver County “Leader’s Workshop” based on chapter 2 of Forged in Steel and held at Penn State-Beaver. Dr. Galbraith is an assistant professor of business at Slippery Rock University. More>>>

 

Dr. Diane Galbraith at the Leaders Serving Beaver County leader's workshop

 

Sept. 22, 2016 - Forged in Steel is exhibited at the Beaver County (PA) Regional Council of Governments conference in Beaver Falls, in partnership with Leaders Serving Beaver County.

 

Pittsburgh Sports Talk host Randy Tantlinger interviews Tunch Ilkin about Forged in Steel

 

Sept. 17, 2016 - Pittsburgh Sports Talk TV Show Randy Tantlinger interviews co-author Tunch Ilkin about the spirituality behind the book Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers. The segment airs on WHVL-TV in State College, PA. View>>>

Sept. 15, 2016 - Leaders Serving Beaver County hosts the first of seven monthly "Leaders Workshop" classes at Penn State-Beaver, taught by Dr. John Stanko and drawn from chapter 1 of Forged in Steel, the popular Pittsburgh Steelers leadership values book co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams.

 

   
Smith and Miner at the 90th birthday party, and in 1987

 

Sept. 9, 2016 - At a 90th birthday party for his friend, mentor and onetime boss Robert Allen Smith, former advertising and public relations executive with U.S. Steel Chemicals and Michael Baker Corporation, Miner makes a "This Is Your Life" presentation for an invitation-only audience of 100 friends at Beaver Station Cultural and Events Center.

Sept. 9, 2016 - Dr. Jim Dittmar and Dr. John Stanko of Leaders Serving Beaver County release a YouTube video announcing the fall/winter schedule of leader's workshops to be held at Penn State-Beaver featuring Forged in Steel. View>>>

Aug. 26, 2016 - The newly published Pittsburgh Metro Guide states that in his role with the Beaver Area Heritage Museum and Beaver Station & Cultural Center, Miner "has been instrumental in helping to enhance the Beaver area as a historical destination." He is quoted saying that "As neighboring regions develop their own cultural attractions, out-of-towners will be more likely to visit. Improving tourism across the Greater Pittsburgh area will encourage businesses to set up shop in places that they may have missed before." More>>>

Aug. 15, 2016 - Miner is appointed to the executive committee of Mental Health Association in Beaver County by association president Nancy J. Homan.

Aug. 1, 2016 - Leaders Serving Beaver County (PA) announces its 2016-2017 Leaders Workshop breakfast series based on seven months' of teachings from Forged in Steel, to be presented by Dr. John Stanko, Dr. Diane Galbraith of Slippery Rock University and Dr. Jim Dittmar, professor emeritus at Geneva College, to be held on the campus of Penn State-Beaver. More>>>

 

Left to right: Miner, William Fontana, David O'Leary and Robert Rice

 

June 14, 2016 - The $2.7 million Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center receives a prestigious statewide community revitalization award for “creating economic vitality” by the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Downtown Center. The “Townie Award,” in the category of asset enhancement, is presented by Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and by William Fontana, Executive Director of the Center, at a dinner gala in Allentown. Miner and Beaver Station colleagues Robert Rice and David O’Leary are in attendance to receive the award . More>>>

 

Miner lecturing on mental toughness at Community College of Beaver County

 

March 24, 2016 - Following Miner's lecture on "mental toughness" from chapter 7 of Forged in Steel, at a leadership team class at Community College of Beaver County (PA), a young undergraduate remarks, "I needed to hear this. Tonight. Right now." It's a hint of the power of the Steelers' leadership values to impact and change lives.

March 22, 2016 - Miner participates in the Uzuri Think Tank at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, part of the Coalition for Black Male Educational and Workforce Issues, led by Dr. Anthony Robins and Chester D. Thompson, D.Sc., among others.

 

Dr. Chester Thompson (left) with his class and Miner at Robert Morris University

 

March 17, 2016 - Hosted by Dr. Chester Delon Thompson, Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner gives a guest lecture at Robert Morris University on chapter 7 of the book, "Mental Toughness."

 

Forged in Steel winner Wendy Lydon

March 16, 2016 - Wendy Lydon, vice president with ThistleSea Business Development, wins a signed copy of Forged in Steel at the Great Gathering at Southpointe -- hosted by The Pittsburgh Social Exchange -- with proceeds benefiting the Washington (PA) City Mission.

Feb. 22, 2016 - A limited number of copies of Forged in Steel are available to be signed by co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams on the Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise, sailing from Miami to Key West and Cozumel.

 

Silent auction, Dapper Dan Dinner

Feb. 17, 2016 - A signed copy of Forged in Steel is auctioned for more than five times its retail price at the 80th Annual Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction benefitting Dapper Dan Charities and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Jan. 4, 2016 - The Pro Football Hall of Fame adds a signed, first edition copy of Forged in Steel to its permanent research collection in Canton, Ohio. Here's why.

 

Pro Football Hall of Fame archivist Jon Kendle (left) accepts a signed, first edition
of Forged in Steel from Miner, CEO of the publisher, Minerd.com Publishing, LLC

 

2015

 

Former COO Joseph Nobile

Oct. 15, 2015 - A case study is released publicly featuring insights from Joseph Nobile, former COO of Northern States Metals, a Youngstown, Ohio aluminum extrusion manufacturer which re-invented its business, became a solar power industry leader and achieved five-fold growth using leadership principles adapted from the book Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers, co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian W. Williams, and produced by Miner's publishing firm. [ more ]

Nov. 30, 2015 - At the Oktoberfest meeting of the German-American Business Circle, held at the Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, Miner introduces the 2015 recipient of the annual GABC scholarship winner -- a sophomore at Washington & Jefferson College -- and presents her with a $2,500 check. The story is profiled on W&J's website. [ more ]

 

Speaking at the Heritage Museum's reception for corporate donors. Beth Spence photo.

 

Nov. 18, 2015 - Miner serves as master of ceremonies for the Beaver Area Heritage Museum's reception for 2015 corporate sponsors. In his remarks, he tells sponsors that their unrestricted gifts help in three strategic ways -- 1.) by helping the trustees focus on their "main thing" and not be chasing donations; 2.) by being financially self-sustaining and independent at a time when the parent organization is undertaking other large investments at the Beaver Station Cultural & Events Center; and 3.) growing the permanent endowment by taking less of an amount from the annual year-end payout, thus allowing more to be rolled over into principal.

 

Opening night at the newly renovated, $2.7 million Beaver Station Cultural & Events
Center in the former passenger station of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad

 

Oct. 24, 2015 - In his fifth and final year as chairman of the board of trustees of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, it was Miner's privilege to present a short "year in review" report during the annual Charter Day Dinner for 117 guests, the first formal event and the first sit-down dinner to be held at the newly renovated, $2.7 million Beaver Station Cultural and Events Center.

Oct. 21, 2015 - WelcomePittsburgh, the information center and gift shop of VisitPittsburgh in Fifth Avenue Place downtown, now stocks copies of Miner's book Forged in Steel to help guests make the most of their Pittsburgh experience. The shop is an arm of the arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

The award-winning team of Rochester Manor + Villa

 

Oct. 22, 2015 - Rochester Manor + Villa -- a 227-bed, 102,000 sq. ft. facility providing rehabilitation, skilled nursing and personal care services -- is named "Large Business of the Year" by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce for its visionary work to re-invent how health care services are provided in southwestern Pennsylvania. Miner is asked to pose in a group photograph as a member of the RM+V team.

 

Miner addresses the Sons of the American Revolution in Washington, PA

 

Oct. 17, 2015 - At the invitation of the Sons of the American Revolution chapter in Washington, PA, Miner tells the story of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and its preservation efforts at the site of the Revolutionary War-era Fort McIntosh.

 

The JTF-1 training facility in Grantsville, MD, inspired by Forged in Steel

 

Oct. 15, 2015 - MACJOHN Sports LLC uses ideas from Miner's Forged in Steel book, co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian W. Williams, to create plans for a 140,000 sq. ft. Joint Training Facility in Maryland. [ more ]

Oct. 14, 2015 - The Pittsburgh Steelers' Tunch Ilkin shares principles from the Forged in Steel book to help celebrate Shell Chemical Appalachia's “Goal Zero” — reaching the milestone of 1 million safe work hours at the company's sprawling site near Monaca, PA. [ more ]

 

Tunch Ilkin addressing 300-plus workers at the Shell Chemicals site near Monaca, PA

 

Oct. 8, 2015 - The Smithsonian-affiliated Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh stocks the Forged in Steel book on the shelves of its popular Museum Shop. [ more ]

Sept. 22, 2015 - A portion of Forged in Steel proceeds will benefit Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh, providing a home for the homeless and food for the hungry.

Aug. 22, 2015 - Pittsburgh Steelers' Tunch Ilkin mentions Miner and co-author Damian W. Williams in a Forged in Steel interview on the WMBA-WBVP Radio "Saturday Morning Sports Slam" talk show hosted by Greg Benedetti.

July 10, 2015 - Miner is quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story headlined "Project to transform former Beaver train station tops $2.3 million goal."  [ more ]

July 10, 2015 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes Miner in "Museum exhibit highlights Beaver County sports history." [ more ]

June 24, 2015 - Miner is appointed to the Beaver Station Operating Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation in addition to his role since 2011 as chair of the Heritage Museum's board of trustees.

June 16, 2015 - The Beaver Area Heritage Foundation announces that it has received a $500,000 commitment from the Allegheny Foundation to complete Beaver Station Cultural & Event Center. [ more ]

 

"Beaver Sports Then and Now"

May 16, 2015 - A new exhibit, "A History of Beaver Sports Then and Now," opens at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, which Miner chairs. [ more ]

May 7, 2015 - Representing the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and Museum, Miner attends the 125th anniversary celebration of the civil engineering and surveying firm of Daniel C. Baker Associates, hosted by Larson Design Group in conjunction with the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. Miner accepts a $5,000 donation for the foundation and a antique surveyor's notebook as a symbolic donation to the museum's permanent collection. [ More ]

 

L-R: Craig Baker of Daniel C. Baker Associates; Miner; PA State Rep. Jim Marshall (R-14); and Keith Kuzio, CEO of Larson Design Group.

 

April 24, 2015 - The Beaver County Times quotes Miner in a feature story about the new Beaver Area Heritage Museum's "Pedaling thru History" exhibit, with the story headlined "Like These Old Bikes at Beaver Museum." [ More ]

 

Pedaling thru History exhibit

March 14, 2015 - The Beaver Area Heritage Museum, for which Miner serves as chair of the board of trustees, opens its 2015 spring exhibit, "Pedaling thru History," a display of vintage American bicycles from the 1940s thru the '80s.

March 5, 2015 - At the invitation of the Association for Corporate Growth/ Pittsburgh and the National Association of Corporate Directors/ Pittsburgh, Forged in Steel co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams present to a packed house about the core leadership principles that guide the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Miner serving as moderator.

 

Ilkin and Williams, left, present "Forged in Steel" to a joint meeting of the Association for Corporate Growth/ Pittsburgh and the National Association of Corporate Directors/ Pittsburgh.

 

Jan. 9, 2015 - Miner teaches a continuing professional education (CPE) class for a Pittsburgh Business Times "Top 20" public accounting firm on the topic of "How to Expand Your Practice with LinkedIn." The presentation focuses on three techniques -- building audience, building visibility by posting substantive content and identifying sales contacts.

2014

 

Guest lecture, WVU College
of Business and Economics

Oct. 24, 2014 - Miner presents his ninth annual guest lecture at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, focusing on the topic of “Mental Toughness: or What They Didn't Teach You in College" and featuring hard-hitting content from his career experiences. He is a 1983 journalism graduate of the university.

Oct. 18, 2014 - At the annual Charter Day Dinner of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, held at the Merrick Art Gallery in nearby New Brighton, PA, Miner provides a "year in review" report about the Heritage Museum and also presents the Harry S. Phillips Preservation Award for the year's top commercial and residential property restorations.

Oct. 3, 2014 - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rex Rutkoski reviews Forged in Steel, saying "Deep into the community, the business world and even family, there are core values... [such as] leadership with a difference, attacking goals with passion, exhibiting mental toughness, embracing and living inspiring standards, always working toward improvement, developing a clear plan for success and displaying humility." [ More ]

Oct. 1, 2014 - KDKA Radio's Rob Pratte stops by Beaver Station to interview Heritage Foundation Steering Committee members David O'Leary and Miner for his "Pratte Pack" video segment about the vision to turn the vacant station complex into a cultural and event center with $1.1 million in renovation construction contracts recently announced. [ Watch ]

 

Left: Steelers broadcaster Craig Wolfley (right) interviews Forged in Steel author Tunch Ilkin. Right: Ilkin and co-author Damian Williams on Bill Flanagan's "Our Region's Business" show on WPXI-TV.

 

Aug. 8, 2014 - On his Craig Wolfley Podcast, Pittsburgh Steelers radio analyst Craig Wolfley devotes an hour exclusively to the book Forged in Steel, interviewing co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams in the studio conversation along with book publisher Mark Miner and show producer Frank Murgia of Talent Network Inc. [ Listen to part 1  and part 2 ]

July 6, 2014 - The book Forged in Steel, published by Miner's firm Minerd.com Publishing, is featured in a WPXI-TV interview with host Bill Flanagan on "Our Region's Business" (NBC-TV affiliate) with co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams. [ Watch ]

June 17, 2014 - Teachings by the Pittsburgh Steelers' late hall of fame coach Chuck Noll as told in Forged in Steel -- co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams -- are compared with legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and his Pyramid of Success book -- on the Craig Wolfley Podcast. [ Listen ]

June 16, 2014 - The 30-minute "Journey with Ron Moore" broadcast on WORD-FM, in a Q&A format between host Moore and Forged in Steel co-author Tunch Ilkin, pays tribute to the late Chuck Noll, former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the only coach to win four Super Bowls. [ Listen ]

May 18, 2014 - The Beaver County Times prints a feature story about Beaver Station, the Beaver County Genealogy and History Center and the Heritage Foundation, quoting Beaver Station steering committee chair David O'Leary and Miner. [ More ]

May 3, 2014 - KDKA-AM Radio talk show host Rob Pratte interviews Miner and fellow Beaver Area Heritage Museum volunteer Beth Spence about the "Beaver Collects" exhibit, Beaver Station, Michael Baker Corporation archive and elementary school student field trips.

 

Forged in Steel authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams (right) presenting to teenage baseball players and their parents at the USA Elite Leadership Boot Camp

 

May 2, 2014 - Forged in Steel co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams present on "winning from the inside out" to teenage baseball players and their parents at a USA Elite Leadership Boot Camp at the Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh.

April 10, 2014 - Forged in Steel -- the Pittsburgh Steelers leadership principles book produced by Minerd.com Publishing, and co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams -- exhibits at the "Boundaries for Leaders" conference, hosted by Geneva College's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. [ More ]

April 7-8, 2014 - Miner makes presentations about the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and Museum at the annual luncheon meetings of the Heritage Valley Beaver Auxiliary and the Beaver Valley Christian Women's Club.

April 2, 2014 - Wearing his hat as board chair of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, Miner is quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article "Beaver County Heritage Museum to Catalog Michael Baker Corp. Photos, Film" about the massive archiving project underway at the museum.

March 27, 2014 - With Beaver Area Heritage Museum volunteer Beth Spence, Miner is interviewed on the "Huntington Helps" radio show on WBVP-AM and WMBA-AM, sponsored by Huntington Bank, about the museum's new free exhibit, "Beaver Collects." The bank is a silver sponsor of the museum's yearlong display.

 

Miner guest lecturing about "Mental Toughness, using content from his firm's Forged in Steel Pittsburgh Steelers leadership book, at the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics

 

March 26, 2014 - For the eighth consecutive year, Miner presents a guest lecture at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, this time on the topic of “Mental Toughness," using content from his firm's book Forged in Steel. He is a 1983 journalism graduate of the university.

 

One of tens of thousands of Michael Baker historical artifacts

March 24, 2014 - Miner is quoted in a press release issued by Michael Baker International -- Pittsburgh's largest engineering firm -- about the company's joint effort with the Beaver Area Heritage Museum to collect, transfer and catalogue the entirety of Baker’s historic materials collection involving tens of thousands of artifacts in preparation for the company's 75th anniversary in 2015. [ More ]

March 19, 2014 - The Western Pennsylvania Civil War Round Table of Sewickley, PA hosts Miner as guest speaker about his book, Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner.

March 15, 2014 - The award-winning Beaver Area Heritage Museum opens with a yearlong exhibit, "Beaver Collects," a fascinating, colorful display highlighting the unique and eclectic treasures of local collectors. The Beaver County Times says the display is "Nostalgia, whimsy and fun." [ More ]

 

ECI Development strategic planning in Belize with Miner, standing, serving as moderator

 

Jan. 12-13, 2014 - Twenty board directors, executives and advisors for ECI Development, Ltd., participate in a two-day strategic planning session at the Caye Financial Center in San Pedro, Belize, with Miner serving as moderator, and covering a wide-ranging discussion of the future direction of the company's portfolio of resort properties in Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama encompassing 4,000 acres and 5.8 miles of beachfront real estate.

2013

Dec. 13, 2013 - In addition to co-author Damian Williams' content creation, Miner is cited for his work writing and publishing Forged in Steel in Stan Savran's 970 ESPN Radio interview with co-author Tunch Ilkin. [ Listen to the podcast ]

Dec. 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh Steelers blogger Marc Uhlmann, writing on Steel City Blitz, says that "Forged in Steel is more than just a Steelers book." [ Full text ]

Dec. 10, 2013 - Forged in Steel co-authors Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network, and Damian Williams of Leadership League, are interviewed live for an hour on the "It's the Ride Home" show with hosts John Hall and Kathy Emmons on Pittsburgh's WORD-FM. [ Listen to the podcast ]

Dec. 8, 2013 - In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review, sportswriter Ed Bouchette says that Forged in Steel is one of three books "about football and life and come with our hearty recommendations.... Ilkin knows how to spin a tale ... [and] manages to weave some sense of humor and perspective into it.... [It's] worth the price." [ Full text ]

PG Store logoDec. 8, 2013 - The PG Store is named as the exclusive book store distributor of the Forged in Steel hardcopy edition during this Christmas season. The book is pictured in a full-page Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advertisement on page C-10 of today's edition. [ Buy your hardcopy ]

Dec. 7, 2013 - Forged in Steel co-authors Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network, and Damian Williams of Leadership League, sign copies of their new Steelers leadership book at the Heinz History Center's 12th annual "Books in the Burgh" event.

Nov. 12, 2013 - Miner attends the unveiling of the Pittsburgh Business Times' "new" look -- billed as "news how you want it; headlines and insights every day; plus a revamped weekly edition" -- and is pictured in that day's online issue, shown speaking with representatives of the University of Pittsburgh. [ View ]

Oct. 28, 2013 - The newly expanded website for Miner's firm Minerd.com Publishing, LLC includes a homepage for the title Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and photographs of co-authors Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League. [ View ]

Oct. 24, 2013 -Forged in Steel book co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams spell out the Pittsburgh Steelers’ time-tested leadership principles at an open house of the Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates accounting firm and Cottrill, Arbutina Wealth Management Group firm in Beaver, PA, with Miner moderating as the book's publisher.

 

Forged in Steel authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams (left) speak at the Cottrill Arbutina open house, with Miner (right) serving as moderator

 

Oct. 19, 2013 - At the annual Charter Day dinner of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, held at Old Economy Village, Miner makes remarks formally thanking Heritage Museum volunteers Bob Frederick and Charlene Murray for curating the 2013 yearlong exhibit, "Trains, Trains, Trains!"

Oct. 7, 2013 - Miner's firm Minerd.com Publishing, LLC launches the e-book version of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers, authored by Pittsburgh Steelers color commentator and former All-Pro tackle Tunch Ilkin and Leadership League CEO Damian W. Williams. [View on Amazon.com]

Oct. 5, 2013 - Miner again is a guest on Rob Pratte's weekend show on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County board director Allison Terwilliger, discussing the upcoming six-night "Ghost Station" fundraising events at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum. [Listen - MP3].

Aug. 18, 2013 -  With fellow Beaver Area Heritage Museum volunteer Charlene Murray, Miner is a guest on Rob Pratte's hour-long show on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA-AM, talking about the new Pittsburgh Steelers model railroad exhibit at the museum, and plans for the $2.3 million Beaver Station renovation. Listen to parts 01 - 02 - 03 - 04  [MP3].

 

At the 2013 Forged in Steel conference, with Damian Williams of Leadership League (left), and Tom Rooney of Rooney Sports & Entertainment Group

 

Aug. 8, 2013 - Miner serves as master of ceremonies at Leadership League's annual "Forged in Steel" conference at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, interviewing at length CEO Damian Williams and former Pittsburgh Penguins President Tom Rooney who today heads Rooney Sports & Entertainment Group. Topics: leadership the Pittsburgh Steelers way and the Rooney family way.

June 21, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Steelers' press release announcement about next year's Steelers Cruise mentions the book that Miner's publishing firm will be producing, authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Steelers broadcast crew and Damian Williams, an authority on leadership. The book's title isForged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers. [ more ]

June 13, 2013 - In a story headlined "Beaver's 1897 Train Station Ready to Start New Life," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pictures and quotes Miner in connection with his role on the Beaver Station Steering Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation. [ full story ]

 

Dr. George Mokrzan, Director of Economics for Huntington Bank, explains key financial indicators at the Spring 2013 meeting of the German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh

 

May 21, 2013 - Miner provides remarks of welcome to guests at the spring meeting of the German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh, featuring a presentation by Huntington Bank's Director of Economics Dr. George Mokrzan on "The Economy in 2013: A Period of Heightened Risk and Opportunity," and an introduction by Susan Baker Shipley, CEO of the Bank's Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley Region.

American Cancer Society logoMay 21, 2013 - Miner is elected to a third term on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society's Pittsburgh Unit.

April 25, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes Miner and several other Beaver Area Heritage Museum volunteer leaders in its feature story, "Exhibit at Museum in Beaver Takes Train Lovers on Trip to Past." [ full story ]

March 28, 2013 - Miner and David O'Leary, chairman of the Beaver Station Steering Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, will be guests on the "Huntington Helps" radio show on WBVP-AM and WMBA-AM, sponsored by Huntington Bank, discussing their vision for the $2.3 million preservation and renovation initiative of the historic former passenger station of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.

March 23, 2013 - Wearing their hats of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, Miner and Edwards McLaughlin are interviewed live in-studio by host Rob Pratte on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, discussing the new "Trains, Trains, Trains" exhbit opening later that day. Listen to part 1 and part 2.

March 19, 2013 - Miner is the featured speaker at the quarterly members' meeting of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation on "Reaching Generation Y" -- how to effectively communicate with a younger generation who someday will comprise the leadership and stewardship of the community's rich history in an era that is more mobile and less rooted than ever. [ more ]

March 14, 2013 - In a presentation to the Civil War Round Table of California University of Pennsylvania, Miner speaks about his book [ more ]

March 10, 2013 - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review publishes a feature story about Miner's upcoming presentation to the Civil War Round Table at California University of Pennsylvania, headlined "Roundtable Speaker Combines Interest in Civil War, Family History." [ more ]

Feb. 12, 2013 -

Feb. 7, 2013 - Miner is mentioned several times in an interview with Pittsburgh rock 'n roll legend Donnie Iris on Mike Cobb's internet radio show, "Mike's Gringo Life," airing each week on OverseasRadio.com. Cobb is co-founder, chairman and CEO of ECI Development Ltd. and Gran Pacifica Resort in Nicaragua. [ listen to the clip at minute 39:30 ]

2012

Dec. 23, 2012 - [ view the clip ]

Dec. 1, 2012 - Miner is a table exhibitor at Books in the 'Burgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center's 11th annual holiday book fair, to promote his book Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner. Other authors at the fair include renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Steve Blass and retired Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Andy Russell. [ more ]

Nov. 28, 2012 - The Northland Public Library in Pittsburgh hosts a presentation by Miner about the booksForged in Steel andWell At This Time at its "Meet Your Local Authors" night. He and three other local authors will share interesting details about their works, choices of plot, characters or subject, and an overview of their publishing efforts. [ more ]

Nov. 27, 2012 - For the seventh consecutive year, Miner speaks at Dr. Michael Walsh's senior marketing classes at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, on the topic of “How to Adapt When Life Comes At You Fast, or How to Protect Your Name."

 

Beaver Station Steering Committee, l-r: Robert Smith, Charles "Chick" O'Data, Carl Neely, Robert Rice, David O'Leary and Miner. Photo by Charles Copeland.

Nov. 18, 2012 - Miner and other leaders with the Train Station Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation host an open house at Beaver Station for several hundred members and friends, on the theme of "All Aboard!" with the sweeping $2.3 million renovation and preservation project that will create a community and cultural jewel for Beaver County.

Nov. 17, 2012 - At a meeting of the Fayette County (PA) Genealogical Society at the Uniontown Public Library, Miner speaks about his book Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner. [ more ]

Nov. 14, 2012 - Miner is re-elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of Malin Bergquist Charities, Inc., a charitable foundation he helped to found and which aims to eliminate cancer and its side effects by funding research and education, and providing direct patient care. He has been president of the organization since 2010.

 

German American Business Circle survey

Nov. 8, 2012 - At the Oktoberfest meeting of the German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh, Miner presents highlights of the second annual economic outlook survey, which provides a snapshot of issues facing German owned companies in the region and optimism levels of their CEOs and senior executives. Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, is the featured guest speaker. [ English - German ]

 

Our Book, authored by Beaver native Priit Vesilind

November 2012 - Miner is mentioned in the acknowledgements section of a new book by retired National Geographic reporter and editor Priit Vesilind, entitled Our Book: Growing Up in Beaver, Class of 1960, the definitive account of growing up in a small Western Pennsylvania hometown community during the era of the 1950s. Much of the volume was researched in the collections and archives of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, of which Miner chairs the board of trustees.

Oct. 24, 2012 - Miner and fellow Beaver Area Heritage Foundation board directors David O'Leary and Tod Arbutina speak at the Rotary Club of Beaver about the Beaver Station project aiming to raise $2.3 million to create an upscale cultural and community center in a historic former railroad passenger station. [ more ]

 

North Boroughs Rotary Club president Maureen Newcamp with guest speaker Miner and his book

Oct. 11, 2012 - Miner speaks about the two books Forged in Steel and Well At This Time at the weekly meeting of the North Boroughs Rotary Club, held at the Shannopin Country Club, hosted by club president Maureen Newcamp and member Duane Gragg.

Oct. 6, 2012 - As a repeat guest of popular morning talk show host Rob Pratte on "Weekend Magazine" of NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, Miner and co-authors Tunch Ilkin (Pittsburgh Steelers announcer and former All-Pro lineman) and Damian Williams (entrepreneur and authority on leadership) are interviewed for a half-hour about their new book, Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sept. 15, 2012 - Miner signs copies of his Civil War book Well At This Time and gives an "Author Talk" about the upcoming publication of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers, co-authored with Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams, at the Bridgewater BookFest in Beaver, PA. [ more ]

Aug. 15, 2012 - Miner is one of several guest speakers at a Leadership League conference at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, part of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp experience, along with Tunch Ilkin, Damian Williams, Omar Kahn and Tom Nebel, providing an overview of the new book, Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Miner speaks about the new leadership book co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams at the Forged in Steel conference, Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, St. Vincent College. Photo by Jason Snyder.

 

July 13, 2012 - In its "Small Business Insights" column, the Pittsburgh Business Times pictures Miner with a three-sentence quote answering the question, "What's the best way to make the most of your advertising budget?" [ link ]

 

Live on 1020 KDKA NewsRadio on "Black and Gold Sunday," left to right: host Rob Pratte, Robbie Pratte, Ted Arneault, Mark Miner

July 1, 2012 - Rob Pratte of NewsRadio 1020 KDKA interviews Miner and Heinz History Center CEO Andy Masich about the Civil War battle of Gettysburg during "Black and Gold Sunday" -- live for two hours from Kuhn's Market in Hopewell Township in Aliquippa, PA -- along with Ted Arneault, former CEO of Mountaineer Casino and Race Track and Frank Dawson of the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame in East Liverpool, Ohio. They also discuss plans for the renovation of Beaver Station as well as lessons about the power of deliberate practice from Miner's new book, co-authored with Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams, entitled Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Values of the Pittsburgh Steelers. [ listen to the audio ]

 

The 1897 Beaver Station, which the Heritage Foundation plans to convert to a cultural center for arts education, weddings and events, and expanded historical collections and research.

 

June 28, 2012 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes Miner and David O'Leary, of the Train Station Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and Museum, in a prominent story about a $25,000 grant received from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission for use in renovating the vacant "Beaver Station" building and highlights of the museum's new "Civil War" exhibit. [ link ]

June 18, 2012 - Miner's Civil War book, Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner, is listed for sale on Amazon.com. [ hardback and paperback ]

May 9, 2012 - In the third major review in recent months, Jack Trammell of America's Civil War magazine writes a review about Miner's book, Well At This Time, saying that it "does a solid job bringing together diverse pieces of information to paint a picture..." and that soldier Ephraim Miner's "voice does come through, in large part because [the author] has done his homework and walks readers through Ephraim's experience.... As a result, Ephraim is real to the reader." [ link to full text ]

 

Miner's photo, L-R: past GABC chair Stephan Liozu; Consul General Busso von Alvensleben; and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a photo printed in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

May 2, 2012 - In remarks at the spring meeting of the German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh, Miner presents a gift to the special guest speaker, The Hon. Busso von Alvensleben, Consul General for the Federal Republic of Germany in the United States, and also welcomes Hon. Rich Fitzgerald,Allegheny County Executive. The event, held at the Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, draws 110 attendees, including leaders of German-owned firms and representatives of the GABC's corporate and media supporters.  [ More - English - Deutsch ]

April 2012 - A lengthy review of Miner's book Well At This Time, written by military historian David Neville in the Spring edition of the Western Pennsylvania History magazine of the Senator John Heinz History Center (an associate of the Smithsonian Institution), concludes that: ... one will not find stirring accounts of battle, but entries that describe day-to-day life of a young man who continued to serve his country despite being hobbled by illness and a battle injury... This book will definitely appeal to readers interested in Pennsylvania Infantry troops." [ full text reprint ]

 

Miner at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum with the lifelike figure of Col. Strong Vincent who was killed at Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

April 24, 2012 - The "Civil War in Pennsylvania" exhibit at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, in a historic inaugural partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center, an associate of the Smithsonian Institution, closes after a four-week display, having set all-new records for attendance, door donations and gift shop sales. Miner serves as chairman of the museum's board of trustees.

April 7, 2012 - In an interview on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, with host Rob Pratte and Andy Masich, CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center, Miner is mentioned several times in connection with the History Center's traveling "Civil War in Pennsylvania" exhibit which opened this past week at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum.

 

Andy Masich

April 5, 2012 - Miner and the trustees of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum host a reception for 70 volunteers, corporate supporters and donors to officially launch the "Civil War in Pennsylvania" display -- featuring remarks by CEO Andy Masich of the Senator John Heinz History Center and Jack Bechdel of local corporate sponsor Eaton Corporation. The museum in Beaver is the first of some 40 regional museums during the next three to four years which will have the impressive traveling display, of Smithsonian quality, which is sponsored by Peoples Natural Gas and Institute for Museum and Library Services, in partnership with Pennsylvania Civil War 150. [ View the reception photo album ]

 

Addressing a packed house at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum is Andy Masich, CEO of the Heinz History Center, and chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

 

April 2, 2012 - Miner is guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Somerset (PA) Historical Center, on the topic of his Civil War diaries book, Well At This Time. Copies of the book are available for sale in the Historical Center's gift shop.

March 24, 2012 - A news article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, headlined "History Center's Civil War Exhibit to Hit the Road," quotes Miner in connection with the Heinz History Center's "Civil War in Pennsylvania" exhibit opening at the Heritage Museum on March 31, 2012. [ link ]

March 24, 2012 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quotes Miner in the story, "History Center Hosts War Exhibit," in his role as chairman of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum.  [ link ]

March 14, 2012 - The Civil War Round Table of Butler County, PA hosts Miner as guest speaker about his book, Well At This Time.

 

Rob Pratte

Feb. 25-26, 2012 – Rob Pratte of NewsRadio 1020 KDKA (Pittsburgh's largest AM station) interviews Miner about about his Civil War book, Well At This Time, and the high quality of life in Beaver, PA, with an interview squeezed into the middle with State Senator Elder Vogel. [ Listen to the podcast ]  On Feb. 26, Pratte interviews Miner again, this time on the topic of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation efforts to assist the Borough of Beaver in preserving and renovating the former passenger station building of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.

Jan. 24, 2012 - The American Cancer Society's Pittsburgh Unit appoints Miner to its executive committee in his role as chairman of the marketing committee.

Jan. 13-14, 2012 – At the Grand Baymen Resort in San Pedro, Belize, Miner leads a strategic planning session and also makes a presentation at the annual shareholder meeting of ECI Development, Ltd., the Central America developer founded by Pittsburghers with beachfront properties in Belize, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

2011

Nov. 23, 2011 – Miner is among eight volunteers quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story, "Old Photos Tell Story of Beaver County's Past" - about the Beaver Area Heritage Museum's summer/fall display, "Beaver Valley Album." [ link ]

Nov. 15, 2011 – For the sixth consecutive year, Miner presents to Dr. Michael Walsh's senior marketing classes at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, on the topic of “How to Adapt When Life Comes At You Fast.”

 

Tri-State River Products owner Tom Bryan (center, with plaque) and his family and Miner (right) upon receiving the 2011 Ben Franklin Award, and making a donation to the Beaver Area Heritage Museum.

 

Nov. 10, 2011 – On behalf of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, Miner accepts a $500 check from the Beaver County Foundation, presented by Charles “Chick” O’Data, as a donation from the foundation’s 2011 Ben Franklin Award winner Thomas J. Bryan III, owner of Tri-State River Products.

Nov. 7, 2011 - In a front-page story, "Pittsburgh's Ambassador," Accounting Today reports that "Malin Bergquist thinks the world of Pittsburgh -- and it wants the world to know it. The midsized Steeltown firm has built a strong practice in serving foreign companies that establish operations in the Pittsburgh area, and conversely, among U.S. companies looking to expand abroad. And one of the main strategies it has used to promote its International Business Group has been been to boost its hometown as a great place for international businesses to enter the U.S. Market." Link and PDF reprint.

Nov. 5, 2011 - At the annual Charter Day dinner of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, Miner makes a "state of the union" presentation about the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, of which he serves as chairman.

Nov. 3, 2011 – Miner introduces guest speakers at the Oktoberfest celebration of the German American Business Circle at the Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh -- Victoria Demo, senior vice president for foreign exchange at RBS Securities, Inc., and Barbara Schwarck, executive coach, author and CEO of Clear Intentions International.

June 24, 2011 - Miner formally announces the launch of a new company, Minerd.com Publishing, LLC, and the publication of its first book, Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries and Army Convalescence Saga of Ephraim Miner. (180 pages,ISBN 978-0-9837149-0-3). [ more ]

June 24, 2011 – The Beaver Area Heritage Foundation appoints Miner as chair of fundraising for its ad hoc Train Station Committee.

June 19, 2011 – On the Rob Pratte Show on 1020-KDKA AM Radio, Miner and trustees Edwards McLaughlin and Stacey Sullivan are interviewed for a full hour about the Beaver Area Heritage Museum.

June 16, 2011 – The American Cancer Society names Miner as chair of the Pittsburgh Unit’s marketing committee.

 

WPXI-TV host Bill Flanagan (left) interviews Ardex Americas CEO Stephan Liozu and Miner (right) about economic outlook issues impacting German industry in Pittsburgh

 

June 12, 2011 – Representing Malin Bergquist and the German American Business Circle, Miner and GABC chair Stephan Liozu of Ardex Americas are interviewed for WPXI-TV’s “Our Region’s Business” segment, hosted by Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. [ view the clip ]

May 3, 2011 - At the spring meeting of the German American Business Circle, Miner formally presents the GABC's inaugural Economic Outlook Survey of German Industry in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, providing insights as to local companies' optimism, demand for products and services, hiring, facilities expansion, talent recruitment and retention, and more. View Miner's comments and the executive summary of the survey in English and German.

March 27, 2011 - The Beaver County Times quotes Miner in a front-page story, "Museum Obtains Decades of Old Newspapers," continued on an inside full page, about the museum's acquisition of Times newspapers providing "a comprehensive record of 46 years of day-to-day life in Beaver County..." [ Link ]

March 14, 2011 - As a member of the Train Station Committee of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, Miner makes a presentation at a quarterly general membership meeting on the reasons why the organization should play a driving role in the renovation of the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad passenger station in Beaver, now a vacant property.

March 13, 2011 - Miner is named in the Beaver County Times by columnist Gino Piroli, in his role as chairman of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum. Piroli writes: "I especially envy one group, the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, because it has had success in keeping alive the history of the town."  Unlike other local museums, he says, the Heritage Foundation "has a permanent home near the former Beaver train station and offers programs throughout the year as well as exhibits and documents on different subjects related to the town." [ Reprint ]

 

While a medieval tax collector lies dead, surrounded by four unseemly suspects, guests at the “Death and Taxes” murder mystery dinner theatre try to decide whodunit, with all proceeds benefitting Malin Bergquist Charities, Inc. Gift baskets for the silent auction, and lining the room, were donated by clients, employees and friends of the firm. Comedy performed by Mystery's Most Wanted.

 

Award-winning Beaver Area Heritage Museum

Jan. 14, 2011 - At a performance of "Death and Taxes," a murder mystery dinner theatre event in Greensburg sponsored by Malin Bergquist Charities, Inc., Miner serves as master of ceremonies.

Jan. 11, 2011 - Miner is elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum. He enters his eighth year as a trustee of the museum.

 

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2002-2004

 


 
 
 
 
Books
 
Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers, by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams (Minerd.com Publishing, LLC)
 
Well At This Time: The Civil War Diaries of Ephraim Miner (Minerd.com Publishing, LLC)
 
 
 
 
 
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